Stephanie Gredell web developer, musician, bookworm

Upgrading the desktop computer

During Cyber Monday, I bought a solid state hard drive for my Linux box. The computer, even without the solid state hard drive, is already pretty beefy. It has 16 gigs of RAM and 1TB hard drive. I've been wanting to switch my OS to a solid state drive for awhile now but just never really had enough motivation to do it. However, Cyber Monday deals were enough motivation to order it online.

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Hello World, From Arduino

This past Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to take on a new hobby which is to lead me to eventually building a robot. I picked up my first Arduino kit just to get started. I want to learn how all this stuff works so that I can create my own inventions.

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Installing Python VirtualEnv and VirtualEnvWrapper

Recently, I've been finding more reasons to learn more about Python and more about virtual environments. Between breaking my work laptop, getting a loaner laptop at work, then getting a new laptop at work, then having to set up my home linux machine, and then set up my webserver, and then write this blog post... you can say I've had a lot of practice doing this.

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The Next Level

I've taken piano lessons pretty much all my life. I've always seen my teacher asking me to get a new book or moving me onto a new song as "the next level." It's sort of weird but those were the obvious progressions that I could measure in my childhood.

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